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qfingers - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
The number required to do away with sales tax is an additional 15% on top of what we already pay. So it would be 22.75%. http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/consi... And the universal rebate would make it progressive so it's really not too bad an idea if we can get rid of the IRS in…
qfingers - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Do you really need a reply to your sarcasm? At least I assume it was sarcasm?
Stupid_Dems - Debate continues on how to go about building Quincy\'s new schools - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
The voters who approved this referendum also expected the construction work and engineering work to be LOCAL. But the Board has went out of town many times over the years most recently they went to Rockford for their printer business. They don't mind taking money from the local taxpayers but don't seem to feel the local folks are good enough to provide the services needed. Hannibal had no…
LNeck2012 - Debate continues on how to go about building Quincy\'s new schools - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Well let's look at this. A failed construction worker and a a total tool bag want to hire a construction manager knowing full well that there would be no point to it, especially when they're from out-of-town, because we have plenty of firms here that can handle it. And they did this just a few months before they're up for re-election? Leroy Jethro Gibbs doesn't believe in coincidence,…
GuyFawkes10 - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Round it up to 15% and do away with IRS

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The lame duck Congress and the lame duck President are surprisingly busy these days. On Tuesday, they made news on two different issues.Keystone XL: Senator Mar
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An 'Iranian Vampire Movie' Is One of the Best Films of the Year

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night may be my film of the year (it’s a close contest with Locke). But it’s not enough to say it’s superior to bogus conflations like Interstellar and Gone Girl, or the contrived, studious do-goodism of Masterpiece Theatre picture
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A Poem and A Logo: What Walt Whitman Gave The New Republic

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The idea that the journey is more significant than the destination, out of which Cavafy made something imperishable, is one of the controlling platitudes of American popular culture, and accounts for some of the consolation that Americans find amid confusion and also some of the forgiveness that th
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Why I Helped Search for Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham

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Hannah Graham disappeared in the early morning of Saturday, September 13, just weeks into the start of the fall semester at the University of Virginia, where she was a sophomore. She was last seen having a drink in a bar on the Downtown Mall, a wide brick pedestrian walkway flanked by sleek restaura
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Obama Has the Law—and Reagan—on His Side on Immigration

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President Obama is soon expected to take a step toward fixing our broken immigration system by issuing an executive order to halt deportations of undocumented immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens. Republicans, including Speaker of the House John Boehner and new Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc
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We Make Major Decisions Just Before Big Birthdays

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The years before beginning a brand-new decade—ages 29, 39, and so on—tend to be spent in self-reflection, according to a new paper published online today in Proceedings
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How to Fix America's Foreign Policy

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Henry Kissinger’s new book should be read as a salvo in the ongoing foreign policy struggle for Barack Obama’s soul. It is a book of many parts, but the final third portrays the United States since the cold war as an “ambivalent superpower” oscillating between the “realism” of Theodore R
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The Keystone Pipeline Is Still on Hold. Tar Sands Extraction Is Not.

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The Senate failed by one vote Tuesday to advance a bill that fast-tracks construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Fifty-nine senators voted in favor of Mary Landrieu’s bill, which aimed at boosting her long-shot hope of retaining her seat in a December runoff election, except it fell short of rea
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RT @John Sexton: Yesterday, Ezra Klein insinuated Wilson was lying. Vox's top story. Thousands spread it. Later Klein acknowledged he was wrong. Oops!
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RT @Ben Shapiro: So a black man robs a store, tries to grab a cop's gun, charges the cop, and gets shot -- and our lesson is that America is racist.
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@MHopfWHIG There's never a problem with ham unless you run out.
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RT @Missourinet: AG Holder wants to look at something else in Ferguson http://t.co/kfinJ92Ne3